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Oysters washed up on a Long Island beach

View of American Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) washed up on a beach somewhere on Long Island. During the early 1900's, the state began to cultivate oysters after over fishing and pollution lead to their decline in the wild. This image was created to record the Conservation Commission's efforts in the Long Island shell fisheries.
Identifier: NYSA_14297-87_4252
Date: circa 1924
Language: English
Repository: New York State Archives
Source: New York State Archives, New York (State). Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, [ca. 1904-1949], 14297-87_4252.
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Alternate Identifier: DMS ID Number: 146062
Related Archival Materials: Digital representation of 8x10 inch glass negative in the New York State Archives, Photographic prints and negatives, [ca. 1904-1949] 14297-87_4252.: New York State Archives. Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, ca. 1904-1949. See catalog record for more information:

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